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Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian Renaissance humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Although he is often characterized exclusively as an architect, as James Beck has observed, "to single out one of Leon Battista's 'fields' over others as somehow functionally independent and self-sufficient is of no help at all to any effort to characterize Alberti's extensive explorations in... Read More

BornLeon Battista Alberti
February 14, 1404
Genoa, Italy
DiedApril 25, 1472 (aged 68)
Rome, Italy
MovementItalian Renaissance
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